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Season 6 Outline
Cory and the gang have finally started college at Pennbrook University and another great year seems to be on it's way. The stories and plot twists are just as evident this season as they were in last year's. Cory and Topanga are set to be married after years of dating, but another, more unexpected marriage is in the works as Mr. Feeny falls head over heels for Dean Bolander. This story develops quite well throughout the season. The lovebirds, Shawn and Angela, suddenly break up, though obviously are still in love. And trouble is brewing when Eric and Jack get a new roomie. Rachel Kimberly McGuire is introduced and immediately becomes a cast regular, giving the show what it needed to make this season what it was. Great. Just as Shawn and Jack start to come around Chet, their father, dies very unexpectedly, causing a riff between them again. With Feeny out of retirement the episodes just kept getting funnier. Alan and Amy's baby boy, Joshua, is born and although had trouble in the start, turns into a very healthy boy and another new character to revolve around. Speaking about new characters, we'll never forget Eric's "little brother" Tommy. He added some funny and very sad bits to the show that we'll treasure forever.
Fun Facts
! - Fred Savage, Ben's brother, guest starrs in the episode "Everybody Loves Stuart". If you pay attention and watch closely you can see how much fun Ben and Fred had on this filming. They always glance over at each other and work very well together. I can only imagine what fun the cast must have had with Fred on the set that day.
! - The episode "Poetic License: An Ode to Holden Caulfield" has a lot to do with Rider Strong's (Shawn) real life. Rider loves to write poetry. Both of the poems in this episode were written by him.
! - The episode "Santa's Little Helpers" was first aired on Rider Stong's (shawn) nine-teenth birthday.
! - The name of Topanga's mom used in "State of the Unions" is obviously not the original. In the series beginnings Topanga's mom's name was Chole.

Most Memorable Moments
1) Everybody loves Stuart, right?
2) Feeny getting engaged to Dean Bolander
3) Baby Joshua Matthews
4) Shawn and Angela's break-up
5) Chet Hunter's death

Awards For This Season
Won: - Youth in Film Awards: Best Performance in a Television Comedy Series- Guest Starring Young Actor (Jarrett Lennon)
Won: - "Boy Meets World" was voted the second most-watched television show by teenagers, second only to "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"
Nom: - Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award (Rider Strong)

Regular Cast
Ben Savage
Danielle Fishel
William Russ
Betsy Randle
Will Friedle
Rider Strong
Lindsay Ridgeway
William Daniels
Matthew Lawrence
Trina McGee-Davis
Maitland Ward
Cory A. Matthews
Topanga Lawrence
Alan Matthews
Amy Matthews
Eric Randall Matthews
Shawn Patrick Hunter
Morgan Matthews
Mr. George Feeny
Jack Newman
Angela Moore
Rachael McGuire

Reoccurring Cast
J.B. Gaynor
Blake Clark
Chet Hunter

Sixth Season Episode Guide
September 25, 1998 -- Episode #114: "His Answer (part 1)"
Stunned by Topanga's surprise proposal, Cory ponders what his answer should be, with Shaun encouraging him to say yes, while Angela tries to convince Topanga they are too young to consider marriage yet. Eventually the discussion involves Cory's parents, who themselves eloped when forbidden to marry and while everyone continues to argue, Cory and Topanga quietly slip away to a justice of the peace. But when Cory says "I do. I always have and I always will," Topanga is suddenly frozen with indecision. Meanwhile, since Shaun has announced his intention to room at college with Cory, Eric and Jack enthusiastically take in a new roomie: a gorgeous girl who has just broken up with her boyfriend.

October 2, 1998 -- Episode #115: "Her Answer (part 2)"
If he was stunned when Topanga proposed, Cory is speechless when Topanga finds she can't say "I do"; but on the long drive home he admits she was right, they are not ready to be married, and they want their families to be there when they are ready. They return home to find everyone assembled for a newlywed's party and, before they can announce the truth, an angry diatribe from Amy. Meanwhile, both Eric and Jack start vying for the attention of grateful new roommate Rachel; and the newlywed party gets turned into a retirement party for Mr. Feeny interrupted by an angry diatribe from Eric.

October 9, 1998 -- Episode #116: "Ain't College Great?"
On the first day of college, an ambitious Cory fills his schedule with tough courses but quickly cracks under the pressure and flees to Mr. Feeny's side in Wyoming. Meanwhile, Eric tries to be more sensitive so Rachel will be attracted to him.

October 16, 1998 -- Episode #117: "Friendly Persuasion"
After she and Shawn call it quits because he wants to meet new people, Angela shuns Cory's offer of support, claiming they were never really friends; but after Cory pursues her into the coed bathroom (which he has been too terrified to enter), Angela confesses that she still has feelings for Shawn, pledging him to keep her secret "between friends." Meanwhile, Eric encounters Mr. Feeny in class as a student; but the presentation Feeny and Rachel make on free will versus environment only convinces the Dean that Feeny can only function in his present environment as a teacher.

October 23, 1998 -- Episode #118: "Better than Average Cory"
After Cory is introduced to art prodigy Alexandra Nechita, he develops an inferiority complex and blames his lack of skills on his "average" father. Meanwhile, Alexandra, lonely touring without anyone her own age, befriends Morgan.

October 30, 1998 -- Episode #119: "Hogs and Kisses"
After a director has Shawn and Topanga kiss while making a film, Cory certain the duo are harboring romantic feelings for one another directs them to go on a date and explore their emotions. Meanwhile, Eric and Jack pretend to be mannerly in front of Rachel.

November 6, 1998 -- Episode #120: "Everybody Loves Stuart"
Brother meets brother as Fred Savage guest stars in a sometimes-intense episode directed by series regular William Russ. Savage is cast as Stuart, a hip college teacher who's a favorite with students because he treats them as equals. But in a surprising departure from his squeaky clean Wonder Years and Working personas, Savage plays a Jekyll-and-Hyde character whose true colors are revealed when he hits on Topanga in her dorm room. When Cory later strikes back literally on behalf of his fiancl Stuart tries to have him thrown out of school.

November 13, 1998 -- Episode #121: "You're Married You're Dead"
To prove he's still "one of the guys" despite being engaged, Cory goes to a bikini club with scantily clad waitresses, where he loses his engagement ring and desperately tries to keep Topanga from finding out. She of course does and reminds Cory that wearing the ring was his idea, and that he remains free to do what he wants within reason. Meanwhile, Rachel, at work on a term paper dealing with how women influence male bonding, observes Eric's and Jack's off-the-wall behavior with cool amusement.

November 20, 1998 -- Episode #122: "Poetic License: An Ode to Holden Caulfield"
After deriding a student poem read by Mr. Feeny, Cory is brought up short to learn that it was written by Shawn. Their conflict deepens when the gang attends a coffee house open poetry night: a reluctant Shawn is pressured to read his work but can't go through with it, so Cory reads the poem instead, then is confronted by a furious Shawn who reveals that the poem is about his unresolved feelings for Angela. Meanwhile, Eric comes up with an unusual way to deal with his fellow students' exam stress.

December 4, 1998 -- Episode #123: "And in Case I Don't See Ya"
In an effort to become more popular, Eric creates a TV show similar to "The Truman Show" featuring his roommates, but it's Rachel who becomes the campus darling. Meanwhile, Cory and Shawn expect special treatment from Mr. Feeny.

December 11, 1998 -- Episode #124: "Santa's Little Helpers"
Now that Cory and Topanga both know that Shawn and Angela still love each other, they have conflicting views on what to do about it -- especially when, unbeknownst to each other, Cory invites Shawn to join their family Christmas while Topanga invites Angela. Topanga wants to let well enough alone, but Cory misses no opportunity to throw his friends together, but the consequences are not exactly what he wants: after they finally kiss, Angela expresses her love for Shawn, but he protests that he is "not ready" to make the same commitment and she storms off for good. Meanwhile, Eric takes his store Santa job a little too seriously when he convinces Rachel and Jack to help him steal his family's gifts in order to make underprivileged children happy.

January 8, 1999 -- Episode #125: "Cutting the Cord"
Shawn and Angela draw up a restraining order forbidding Cory and Topanga from any further interference in their romantic lives, but Shawn still has a difficult time seeing Angela date someone else -- especially when they all wind up in the same restaurant together. Meanwhile, Alan tries to overcome his feeling too old for another baby by shopping for a motorcycle, and Eric becomes an over-enthusiastic birthing coach.

January 22, 1999 -- Episode #126: "We'll Have A Good Time Then"
Shawn and Jack's never-do-well father Chet reappears on campus suddenly and, confronted by an angry Shawn, promises that he has come to stay and make amends to his sons for never being there for them. But after treating them to a steak dinner and consuming a piece of Rachel's "killer" chocolate cake, Chet suffers a heart attack. Shawn reveals that his anger at his father is partly fear that his own apparent inability to connect emotionally is inherited, and it appears a reconciliation might taken place -- then Chet has a second attack and dies. This is a powerful and quite touching episode, with a particularly affecting performance from Rider Strong, marred only by the obligatory presence of the entire cast in the emergency ward.

January 29, 1999 -- Episode #127: "Getting Hitched"
Cory and Topanga play "The Fianc`Game" to prove how compatible they are, and are crushed when Eric and Rachel prove to know far more about each other than they do. Topanga suggests a quick solution: they should live together on campus and really get to know each other. (Cory mistakenly thinks this means sex and buys satin pyjamas and sheets.) Living together shows them sides of each other they're not too crazy about: for example, his big toe clipping flies across the room and lodges in her already-applied facial cream. Meanwhile, Shawn has ignored Jack's repeated call about clearing out Chet's trailer, and, once persuaded, is freshly outraged to discover evidence that Chet went to Jack's stepfather for help in financing Shawn's college education. He decides to take the trailer out on the highway and convinces Cory to accompany him "for the weekend," but oddly insists on saying goodbye to Topanga. Then Jack, who has been struggling to contain his own grief in deference to Shawn's feelings, falls apart and cries helplessly in Rachel's arms; and Eric walks in to find them kissing passionately.

February 5, 1999 -- Episode #128: "Road Trip"
To take his mind off his dad's death, Shawn takes Cory along on a soul-searchingroad trip, where they end up at a truck stop where the young waitresses (portrayed by the band, Nobody's Angel) are searching for something more, just like Shawn -- and Cory discovers that Shawn has no intention of returning home. Meanwhile, Eric tries to understand the kiss he witnessed between Jack and Rachel--as do they; and Shawn discovers that his father, a truck stop regular, was secretly very proud of him. In a surprise code, Chet's ghost appears to Shawn as father and son finally reconcile their differences and Shawn drives off into his uncertain future.

February 12, 1999 -- Episode #129: "My Baby Valentine"
Cory becomes upset when Topanga seems less interested in spending Valentine's Day with him than with consoling Amy about the last stages of her pregnancy, so when Topanga decides to cheer Amy up with a baby shower, Cory takes charge. Unfortunately his concept of a baby shower turns out to be a female version of a bachelor party, complete with a pizza-guy stripper, but the disgusted guests are distracted when Amy's waters break and she is rushed to hospital for a premature delivery -- one which the new Matthews baby may not survive. Meanwhile, Shawn is still on the road to nowhere; Morgan is less than happy about the arrival of a new sibling; and Jack and Rachel worry about the effect of revealing their new relationship to Eric -- who announces he already knows, and is moving out.

February 19, 1999 -- Episode #130: "Resurrection"
While everyone anxiously awaits news about newly born Joshua Matthews, Cory's continued self-absorption alienates Topanga, who now considers herself a member of the Matthews family. Even Eric's little friend Tommy views Joshua as his new "brother." It's only when Shawn returns and is accepted by the elder Matthews as "family" does Cory realize where his true values lie.

March 12, 1999 -- Episode #131: "Can I Help To Cheer You?"
Topanga is in wedding plan mode, and persuades Cory into accompanying her, Shawn and Angela to a posh ceremony in the hall of her dreams -- where an unhappy father of the bride offers Cory a million dollars to marry his daughter. Meanwhile, Tommy pleads with a heartbroken Eric to adopt him so he won't have to move to California, and Eric pretends to no longer want Tommy so he can be happy with his new family.

April 9, 1999 -- Episode #132: "Bee True"
The series returns to form as Cory and Shawn unite for the last time as a "bad boy" team to help Mr. Feeny, whose hesitation in declaring his feelings for Dean Bolander looks like a fatal mistake when her ex-husband Curits returns from an expedition bent on winning her back. Shawn and Cory trash the interloper's lab and blame in on a jealous rage by Feeny -- who then saves Dean Bolander's life for real by swatting the rare bee brought back by Curits just before it stings his highly allergic love. She explains that she was not taken in for a moment by the boys' ruse -- just impressed that Feeny's students care about him so much. Meanwhile, Rachel challenges Jack to take her out on a real date.

April 30, 1999 -- Episode #133: "The Truth About Honesty"
When Cory and Topanga make an agreement to tell the truth about everything and everyone, their totally honest pact creates tension at Rachel and Jack's first dinner party. When the party guests play a game that forces them to also tell the truth, personal feelings are revealed that they would rather keep to themselves.

May 7, 1999 -- Episode #134: "The Psychotic Episode"
When Cory has nightmares where the recurring theme finds him trying to kill Shawn in imaginative ways, he goes to Feeny for an interpretation. Meanwhile, Eric finds a new, but odd, roommate -- one who seems to have seen Hitchcock's "Psycho" once too often.

May 14, 1999 -- Episode #135: "State of the Unions"
While Cory deals with his anxieties about his impending marriage, Topanga's parents (real-life couple Annette O'Toole and Michael McKean) come for a visit and reveal some unexpected news: they are on the brink of separating. Meanwhile, Feeny pops the question to Dean Bolander (real-life husband and wife William Daniels and Bonnie Bartlett), and they agree to get married in the Matthews living-room; and a self-pitying Eric asks Shawn for advice on how to cope with losing Rachel to Jack.

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